Portugal made history by defeating France at their own home and winning the UEFA Euros 2016. As you might guess correctly, it was their first ever international trophy. The achievement becomes more remarkable when Portugal were neither considered as favourites nor dark horses to win the competition. Competing with stronger teams like Germany, Italy, France, England, etc, the Portugues achieved the remarkable feat. Plus, we are happier for one of the best footballers of the world Cristiano Ronaldo who finally tasted an international success. Portugal vs Gibraltar will kick-off at the Estadio do Bessa, Porto.
Portugal vs Gibraltar Match Preview, TeamNews, Live Stream
After 3 months, we see Portugal preparing for another mission – FIFA World Cup 2018. They will play a friendly against Gibraltar before starting their World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign against Switzerland.
Portugal vs Gibraltar – TeamNews
The biggest news is, Portuguese hero Cristiano Ronaldo will not be taking part in the qualifier friendly. Reports say that he is recovering from the knee injury he suffered during the Euro 2016 final. Ronaldo is expected to be back in action with his club Real Madrid after the international break. However, the Portuguese national team still seems strong enough to beat Gibraltar.
Rui Patricio will continue to be the first choice goalkeeper ahead of Anthony Lopes and Eduardo. Pepe, Jose Fonte, Bruno Alves, Luis Neto will be the central defender options. Joao Cancelo and Cedric Soares will fight the for right-back position while Raphael Guerreiro will compete with Elisieu for the left-back slot.
William Carvalho, Danilo and Joao Moutinho will be the combative defensive midfielders. Adrien Silva, Andres Gomes, Joao Mario, Joa Moutinho and Renato Sanches will fight for other central midfield positions. Rafa Silva, Bernardo Silva, Nani and Quaresma with Euro final winning goal scorer Eder and Adrien Silva will be competing to lead the attack up front.
Portugal vs Gibraltar – Live Streaming
The match will kickoff at Estadio do Bessa stadium in Porto at 1945 BST (0015 IST) today. Viewers can stream the match on firstrowas.eu or www.ronaldo7.net as well.